Regis: Barbara, you’ve done really well so far – $500,000 and one lifeline left – call a friend.
The next question will give you the grand prize of one million dollars if you get it right… but if you get it wrong you’ll drop back to $32,000 – are you ready? ”
Barbara: “Of course, I’ll try!”
Regis: “Which of the following birds does not build its own nest?…… Is it……..
A-robin, B-sparrow, C-cuckoo, D-thrush
Remember Barbara, it’s worth one million dollars. ”
“I think I know who it is… but I’m not 100%…
No, I have no idea. I’d like to phone a friend, Regis, just to be sure.
Regis: Yeah, who, Barbara, do you want to phone?
Barbara: “I will phone my friend Maggie back home in Birmingham.”
Maggie (also blonde): “Hello…”
Regis: Hi Maggie, it’s Regis here from Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, I have Barbara here and she’s doing great with $500,000, but she needs your help to be a million.
The next voice you will hear is Barbara’s and she will read the question to you.
There are 4 possible answers and 1 correct answer, and you have 30 seconds to answer — fire away Barbara.”
Barbara: “Maggie, which of the following birds does not build its own nest? Is it:
A-Robin, B-Sparrow, C-Cuckoo, D-Thrush”
Maggie: “Oh Gees, Barbara, it’s just … It’s Cuckoo.”
Barbara: You think?
Maggie: “I’m sure of it… that’s simple.”
Barbara: Thanks, Maggie. (Hang up)
Regis: “Well, do you want to stick with $ 500,000 or play for one million, Barbara?”
Barbara: “I want to play, I’ll go with C-cuckoo.”
Regis: “Is that your final answer?”
Barbara: That’s it.
Regis: “Are you confident?”
Barbara: “Yeah, Maggie’s a sound bet..”
Regis: “Barbara… you had $500,000 and you said C-cuckoo… you’re right! – You have just won ONE MILLION DOLLARS. Here’s your check. You have been a great candidate and a real player. The audience, please put your hands together for Barbara. ”
That night Barbara calls Maggie and takes her to a local bar for a celebration drink and, as they are sipping their Champagne, Barbara turns to Maggie and asks,
“Tell me, Maggie, how in God’s name did you know that it was the Cuckoo that does not build its own nest?
Maggie: “Listen, Barbara, everybody knows that a Cuckoo lives in a clock.”
And you thought blondes were dumb! Well done! Hahaha!
Hope this funny story will make you smile! Have a nice day!!